Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Congrats to two new HOFers

My son's HOF binder grew by two yesterday, as two terrific choices were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Derek Jeter was a slam dunk choice as one of the greatest shortstops to ever play. 3,465 hits and another 200 in the post-season? Yep. And certainly a generational player while I was growing up. He was a rookie when I was 12 years old, so he's really all I knew at SS for most of of conscious life. I grew up with him as my shortstop.
It's cool Larry Walker got in. Aided by Colorado or not, he seemed to be a good dude who played the game hard. I always enjoyed checking box scores to see which of the Colorado guys homered the previous night between Walker, Galarraga, Bichette, and Castilla. Fun crew. He always rocked a pretty sweet mullet too.
I'm looking forward to seeing both of these guys take the stage this summer.

6 comments:

  1. Very cool Walker personalized his autographs!

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  2. Awesome Walker TTMs. I wonder why he always signs crooked

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    1. I think he does that on his “free” autographs.

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    2. That's what I'm thinking too. Now that he's a hall of famer, maybe Topps will put him in their autograph lineup and we'll have the chance to buy non-sideways signatures.

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  3. One for Joey! Very cool, indeed.

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  4. Very excited for Walker. Obviously Jeter is an inner circle HOFer and Cooperstown is going to be flooded with Yankee fans. But it's cool that he'll have some company.

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